Alberta Building Envelope Council North

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Canadian construction industry is undergoing significant changes that will improve the overall energy performance of buildings. By 2030, the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) will aim to achieve net zero energy consumption for all new buildings in Canada. This means that all new buildings will have to generate at least as much energy as they consume every year. Since SOPREMA* is the manufacturer of several products used in building assemblies, it is very important for us to understand the interaction and performance characteristics of these materials to offer better system solutions.

In 2019, a generic guide intended for professionals involved in the design and construction of commercial and institutional buildings that meet or exceed the requirements of the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB 2017) was introduced. This guide described exterior and hybrid insulated wall assemblies constructed with generic cladding attachment strategies.

In November 2021, an updated version of the Build Better Guide was launched consisting of U-Value and Effective R-Value tables featuring the ACS Thermal Clip and introducing the Protected Wall Assembly. This presentation will provide an overview of this ongoing program including summaries of third-party validation, testing and results.

ABECN is a non-profit society dedicated to encouraging the pursuit of excellence in the design, construction, and performance of building enclosures and to advancing educational and technical standards within the Building Envelope industry.
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ABECN Board

Amir Hassan, MSc, PE, PEng

President

 

Lindsay Verhelst

Secretary

Richard Lucid, CTR

Membership

 

Julien St-Pierre, PEng

Education

 

Garratt Grenier, RRO, CTR

Programming

 

Ryan Asselstine

Treasurer

 

Kevin McCunn, PEng

Technical Reviewer

Jamie Murphy, PL(Eng)

Publication

Christa van Dyk

Director

Joe Mis

Director

AS A MEMBER YOU WILL BENEFIT:

  • Network with Industry Leaders

  • Share Innovation and Technology

  • Discuss New Concepts and Ideas

  • Bi-monthly meetings, seminars, and workshops; introducing leading-edge technology and products

  • Your voice will be heard

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Membership

 

To become an ABEC North member, click below to register:

Annual Individual Membership $75

Annual Student Membership $25